Re: [PATCH 2/7] mfd: MT6397: Add regmap for MT8135 and MT6397 SoC
From: Sascha Hauer
Date: Thu Nov 20 2014 - 04:20:20 EST
On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 05:04:54PM +0000, Lee Jones wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Nov 2014, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 11:46:45AM +0000, Lee Jones wrote:
> > > On Mon, 17 Nov 2014, Flora Fu wrote:
> > >
> > > > Add PMIC wrapper of MT8135 to access MFD MT6397.
> > > > This is regmap of MT6397 MFD.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Flora Fu <flora.fu@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > ---
> > > > drivers/mfd/Kconfig | 8 +
> > > > drivers/mfd/Makefile | 1 +
> > > > drivers/mfd/mt8135-pmic-wrap.c | 847 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > >
> > > All of the PMIC functionality needs removing from MFD and placed
> > > somewhere else. I suggest either drivers/power or drivers/regulator.
> > This is no PMIC functionality. The MT8135 has a unit which is is used to
> > access the PMIC (which is not only a PMIC, but also Touchscreen
> > interface and other stuff). This unit is called pmic-wrapper in the
> > docs. See the introductory mail for a nice picture.
> I saw the picture, it's very nice. Whatever this is, it's not an
> MFD. It's a device which is located on an MFD. There is far too much
> functional (the operative word here) code contained in this patch.
The MT6397 is a classical MFD device. It has a PMIC, an audio amp and a
RTC. It is very tightly coupled to the SoC via SPI, but the SPI itself
is not directly visible on the SoC. It's accessible indirectly via the
PMIC-wrapper. Indeed the PMIC-wrapper is not MFD. Another dumping ground
that comes to my mind is drivers/soc/. We could move over there.
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